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Recognitions as made
This instrument revokes the Recognition of Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body 2013 (No. 8) and recognises the Cape York Land Council Aboriginal Corporation as the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body for the area described in Schedule 1 of the instrument.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Registered 30 Jun 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2016
Repealed by Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body–Cape York Land Council) Instrument 2016

 

Description: Commonwealth Coat of Arms

 

Recognition as Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body 2015 (No.  8)

 

Native Title Act 1993

 

I, NIGEL SCULLION, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, under subsection 203AD(1) of the Native Title Act 1993, recognise the Cape York Land Council Aboriginal Corporation as the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body for the area described in Schedule 1.

 

This Recognition takes effect on 1 July 2015 and ceases to have effect on 30 June 2016.

 

The Recognition of Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body 2013 (No.  8) is revoked with effect from the date that this Recognition takes effect.   

 

Dated  2.6.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIGEL SCULLION

Minister for Indigenous Affairs

 

 


Schedule 1Description of area (Cooktown)

 

1   The Cooktown area is the area of land and waters bounded by lines commencing at the intersection of the centre thread of the Staaten River and the coastline of mainland Australia, and then proceeding due north in a straight line to the intersection with latitude 11 degrees south, then east along that latitude to its intersection with the coastline of mainland Australia, then generally north-easterly and south-easterly along the coastline to its intersection with latitude 11 degrees south on the eastern side of Cape York, then due east along that latitude to the point latitude 11 degrees south longitude 144 degrees 15 minutes east, then due north along that meridian to its intersection with the Exclusive Economic Zone of Australia (EEZ), then generally south-easterly along the eastern boundary of that EEZ to its intersection with the latitude of the southernmost point of the Mean High Water Mark of Snapper Island, then due west by that latitude to its intersection with a straight line bearing due north west to the intersection of the coast of mainland Australia and the centre thread of the Daintree River, then in a straight line due north-west to the aforementioned intersection, then generally north westerly along the centre thread of that River to its intersection with the centre thread of Adastra Creek, then generally northerly along the centre thread of that Creek to its intersection with the McDowall Mountain Range, then generally northerly along that Range to its intersection with southern boundary of the 1991 Local Government Area (LGA) of Cook, then generally westerly along the southern boundary of that LGA to its intersection with the eastern boundary of Carpentaria LGA, then generally southerly along the eastern boundary of that LGA to its intersection with the centre thread of the Staaten River, then generally westerly along the centre thread of that River to the point of commencement.

 

This area is to include Barn Island and Crab Island and to exclude the towns of

Seisia and Bamaga.

 

2   In this Schedule:

    exclusive economic zone means the exclusive economic zone within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.